Can you believe we are now halfway through Advent? We are gradually learning more and more about what “Immanuel – God With Us” means. For example we have seen that it has always been God’s desire to be near His people. He delights to listen to us and has power to respond to each of our needs. However, those privileges come with responsibilities.
In 1 Kings 11:38, we learn “If you listen to what I tell you and follow my ways and do whatever I consider to be right, and if you obey my decrees and commands, as my servant David did, thenI will always be with you.”
God being with us involves a two-way conversation. He listens, yes. But He also speaks and expects us to listen and obey. How do we know what He is saying? The answer is in the same verse above: “if you obey my decrees and commands.” One of the ways we hear His voice most clearly is when we read the Bible and allow it to change our lives.
Why not take your Bible off your shelf today and carry it with you to the coffee shop, your office, the library or your recliner? Open it up and listen to His voice.